Affordable Housing In Gypsum
Eagle County, Colorado

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gypsum

Holy Cross Village

508 Sunny Avenue
Gypsum, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Holy Cross Village

508 Sunny Ave
Gypsum, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Gypsum, Colorado

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Gypsum, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Garfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gypsum, Colorado

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 122 affordable apartments for rent in Gypsum, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Gypsum, Colorado

Gypsum features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Gypsum, Colorado

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gypsum.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gypsum, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gypsum landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Gypsum.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gypsum, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,750 and $2,138.

2022 Gypsum, Colorado Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Gypsum, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,292 $1,477 $1,944 $2,403 $2,636
Gypsum, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,163 to $1,421 $1,329 to $1,625 $1,750 to $2,138 $2,163 to $2,643 $2,372 to $2,900

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gypsum, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.84%
Average Renter Household Size 4.40
Average Household Size 3.41
Median Household Income $88,698 ±$14,839
Median Rent $1,201 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.45% ± 25.14pp
Total Population 6,685

Population and Household Demographics

Gypsum is a city in Eagle County, Colorado with a population of 6,685. There are 1,963 households in the city with an average household size of 3.41 persons. 23.84% of households in Gypsum are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gypsum

The median gross income for households in Gypsum is $88,698 a year, or $7,392 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,201 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gypsum, a household making less than $4,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Gypsum.

Area Median Income In Gypsum

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Gypsum, the AMI is calculated from all households within Eagle County.

In Gypsum, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Gypsum

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Gypsum

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gypsum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gypsum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gypsum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,000 $64,000 $72,000 $80,000 $86,400 $92,800 $99,200 $105,600